Defense Chief To Persuade Akita To Accept Aegis

Defense chief to persuade Akita to accept Aegis

Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya says he plans to visit Akita Prefecture to seek the local community's consent for the deployment of a missile defense system.

Akita Governor Norihisa Satake suggested on Monday that there are difficulties in talks with the government over the planned deployment after local opposition increased over a series of incidents.

Aso Refuses To Accept Report On Retirement Assets

Aso refuses to accept report on retirement assets

Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso says he will not accept a controversial report that says elderly couples need 20-million yen for retirement. He says this is not the government's stance.

A Financial Services Agency panel recently proposed guidelines on asset building for retirement, saying elderly couples need assets worth 20-million yen, or 190,000 dollars, to make up for revenue shortfalls.

Tepco To Accept Foreign Workers At Fukushima Plant

TEPCO to accept foreign workers at Fukushima plant

The operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant says it will accept foreign workers hired under Japan's new visa program for work to decommission the facility.

Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, says it reported the decision at a meeting in late March to dozens of companies carrying out the decommissioning. The firm had not permitted foreign trainees to take part in the work.

Japan May Accept 40,000 Foreign Laborers In Fy2019

Japan may accept 40,000 foreign laborers in FY2019

Japanese ministries and agencies estimate that about 40,000 foreign workers will be accepted into the country in fiscal 2019, if a new immigration system goes into effect in April.

The government submitted to the Diet on Friday a bill to amend the immigration control law to bring in more foreign workers to address Japan's chronic labor shortage.

Govt. Oks Bill To Accept More Foreign Workers

Govt. OKs bill to accept more foreign workers

The Japanese government has decided on a bill to revise the immigration control law to allow more foreign workers from next April. The bill, approved at a Cabinet meeting on Friday, is widely regarded as signaling a major shift in Japan's policy on foreign labor.

It is designed to create 2 types of residence status for foreigners to make up for the acute labor shortages in Japan.

Suga On Measures To Accept More Foreigners

Suga on measures to accept more foreigners

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says the government is drawing up a package of measures to accept more foreign workers in the country.

He was speaking to reporters on Friday after the Cabinet endorsed a bill to create new types of residence status for foreigners in a bid to tackle Japan's acute labor shortages.

Ldp Approves Bill To Accept More Foreign Workers

LDP approves bill to accept more foreign workers

Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party's decision-making body has approved a bill to revise the immigration control law to increase the number of foreign workers from next April.

The LDP's General Council completed in-party procedures on Tuesday.

Osaka, Kobe Airports To Accept Flights From Kansai

Osaka, Kobe airports to accept flights from Kansai

Two Japanese airports near storm-hit Kansai International Airport in western Japan are soon likely to accept some of Kansai airport's regular flights as a stopgap measure.

Kansai International Airport was flooded and crippled by Typhoon Jebi last week. Only some of the domestic and international flights have so far resumed service -- with the number of flights remaining drastically lower than normal.

Lexus Boss Says "not Many People Will Accept" Evs With Current Battery Tech

Lexus Boss Says

Tesla received an astonishing 276,000 pre-orders for the Model 3 within three days of its unveiling but that hasn't stopped Lexus International President Yoshihiro Sawa from saying “not many people will accept” electric vehicles with current battery technology.

Sawa reportedly made the surprising declaration while talking to The Detroit Bureau but stated the company is indeed working on electric vehicle technology. However, he mitigated that remark by saying “We’ll introduce that kind of vehicle at a suitable time.”

Sharp Decides To Accept Hon Hai's 660 Bil. Yen Takeover Bid

Sharp decides to accept Hon Hai's 660 bil. yen takeover bidSharp Corp. decided Thursday to accept a roughly 660 billion yen ($5.9 billion) takeover bid by Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. that will make it the first major Japanese electronics maker to come under foreign ownership, sources familiar with the matter said Thursday.

Japan May Accept More Foreign Trainees

Japan may accept more foreign traineesJapan's construction minister has called for expanding the scope of the government's program of accepting foreign trainees to cope with an expected labor shortage in the construction industry.